The Raza Crew just cannot catch a break this season, every week it’s something new. “Wish I Could Believe You” takes a closer look at Agent Zero, which puts Six in great danger. It’s another episode like “All The Time In the World” and at first I wasn’t 100% certain what I was watching, but luckily Six catches on quick.
Six was on the independent colony when a chemical attack happened, Ferrous is trying to clean up a mess while keeping corporate property unharmed. Everyone on the colony, except himself, is now dead. He’s been picked up and taken to safety, but something just isn’t quite clicking. We follow Six, finally back on the Raza, where the Android is saving his life. He’s been picked up off the colony after the attack and is still suffering some side effects of the toxins. He wants to warn the leaders of each independent colony about what happened to his colony, and it just so happens they’re having a secret meeting to try and form a new government. Six won’t give up the coordinates to where this secret meeting is taking place, but he has the crew try and send a message to them using his transmission codes to warn them.
As we follow Six on the Raza we see flashbacks of him in another life, a life that includes a wife and a child and is clearly before his time on this ship. How is it possible that Six is regaining his memories from before the memory wipe that they all suffered? In these flashbacks, he is disoriented, he still thinks that he’s on the Raza and in his current timeline. This prompts his wife to think there’s something wrong and maybe he should be seen by a doctor. Jumping back to the Raza timeline, Six is confused by why he just remembered something and begins to think that something might be up with him, he can’t read anything on his health monitor, or the prescription bottles next to him.
Two pushes Six about the whereabouts of the secret meeting, they can’t get a message through so the only way to save them all might be to just jump there and make direct contact. He refuses, and is on strict orders that nobody is to compromise the location. He joins Five and Three for a meal and the conversation just seems to be circling. Within a few sentences Five has also turned the conversation to grabbing the location coordinates in order to save the independent leaders, but Six again refuses. She blames the toxins in his system and storms off as an angry teenager would, and he begins to go after her when yet again he collapses and falls into a flashback.
This time he’s with Anders back in his police force days, they’re talking about his medical condition and how he shouldn’t throw away a good thing that’s in front of him. Presumably his wife and family. Upon waking, the Android tells them that the toxins are beginning to shut down his bodily functions, he’s dying and all they can do is try and clear the toxins out of his blood. She asks if he would like to give her the location of the secret meeting, in case something goes wrong during the procedure. If he dies then they won’t be able to help his friends out. He’s falling in and out of flashbacks and we now see why he was single when we first met him, he chose going back to the GA over his wife’s wishes. Three is now here with him in the present, also asking about the secret meeting location and pushing Six for the information. It’s clear that something is going on here that isn’t right. Six is jumping all over the ship, he can’t read anything, and these flashbacks are happening in rapid succession. Finally Six says what we’ve all been thinking, “What the hell is happening to me?”
Here we go, this makes more sense. He’s still in enemy hands, lying hooked up to a machine that’s tapping into his brain. He’s basically in virtual reality scenario, nothing he’s experiencing is real but these scientists are manipulating the story to try and get the information they want from him. Of course Ferrous wants to crush the rebellion of the independent colonies, considering they think they’re a few steps away from winning the war, having all these colonies ready to be swept up and right back to work is on their list of to-dos. As Six knows the location of this secret meeting, they’re trying to manipulate it out of him.
Six wakes back up, ground dog day style almost, back on the Raza with the Android explaining to him what’s happened. Though this time around he questions everything. From why Three knows the name of his wife that was never revealed to asking about the prescription bottle labels. His mind is actively resisting these scenarios, which is quite frustrating for the scientists. Two and the rest of the crew keep telling him that the anxiety is just from the neurotoxin, and that he needs to calm down. But he knows that something else is happening. He cuts open his own hand and instead of bleeding it just seals itself right back up, his brain registers it isn’t real. And the scientists are locked out again.
Though he’s now awake and on their table with a gun pointed at him. I think we all know Ferrous Corp will do just about anything to get those coordinates, and Six is kind of in a precarious position. At least real Anders knows what is going on and has contacted the Raza. So the real crew can start coming up with a plan to get him out of there. But this is really messing with his head, how can he tell what is real and what isn’t, and if he’s still just stuck in this mind game with Ferrous. Two and Three come to his rescue and get him off the Ferrous Corp ship, or do they? He asks Three to punch him, just to be sure, and he heads to the infirmary for some rest. Which is when we get to see, that he’s still stuck in this damn simulation. The scientists are getting grilled though, it’s taking them far longer than their Superior wants. They need the coordinates for that secret meeting and they need them soon.
Five brings him some food and he’s just started catching up with her when Two comes in with a message from his pals. They’re under attack and need help. He runs to the bridge, ready to jump to action. But again falls into another flashback with his wife, again we’re lucky he is quick to catch on. Instead of jumping to the location, he jumps near a burning star and flies the Raza directly into it, ending that simulation. He wakes again and begins a fight with the scientists trying to crack his brain, after a struggle one of them shoots Six in this chest, killing him. Their commander calls and is very very unhappy to hear that the only way to get the coordinates for that summit is now deceased. He asks for their coordinates, as a visit is clearly in order, it’s clear they’re both dead men now too, but nothing can be done about that.
Expect for us finding out that Six has them running around in a simulation now! Whew was that a lot of back and forth and what is really going on tonight. Six is ALIVE, he only let them kill the simulation version of himself to get the coordinates of the Ferrous Corp ship he’s trapped on. Funny how he was able to get the coordinates but they couldn’t get anything out of him, good job Six. Now he can tell the real Raza crew where he’s at and arrange for a ride outta there.
We end on a more personal note, with Anders taking Six to see his ex wife and child, who have both moved on and are living a fulfilled life. Poor Sarah gets a visit as well, though it seems she and Three are doing okay together, she is still missing some type of complete life. Two goes for a visit and Sarah talks about how she misses just the small human exchanges and connections throughout the day, that it’s lonely in her world, even though she can create anything in it. Three confides in her that after Four got his old memories back he started avoiding Three. It was like there was something in his history that Four was trying to protect Three from. Sarah tells him not to worry about it, it doesn’t matter anymore, but the look on her face afterwards suggests something different.
Lastly, we might need to be worried about our Android, who creepily leaves her charging station while everyone else is sleeping, wanders through the crew cabins. Stops and points a gun at Three, and then randomly goes back to her charging station. That can’t be a good glitch to have and we should probably have that checked out sooner rather than that!
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